Warning comes in advance of Workers’ Memorial Day, which honors those who have died on the job
April 27, 2018
In recognition of Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28, the National Safety Council is drawing attention to six areas of safety concern for U.S. employees.
“Workers’ Memorial Day is a time to remember those who lost their lives on the job, to reflect on lessons learned and to bolster our commitment to worker safety,” said Mark P. Vergnano, chairman of the National Safety Council Board and president and CEO of The Chemours Company.
Nashville police have released the names four people who were shot and killed Sunday morning after a gunman opened fire on a Waffle House in Antioch. Taurean C. Sanderlin, 29, of Goodlettsville was an employee of the Waffle House. He was fatally wounded standing outside the restaurant. Police say Travis Reinking, 29, used an AR-15 assault-style rifle in the attack.
Once upon a time, dangers in the workplace focused solely on equipment issues or malfunctions. In today’s work environment you must be aware of other risks such as extreme weather conditions, internal threats and updates on the location of onsite construction.
Las Vegas hotel housekeepers negotiating new union contracts with their employers are seeking something New York City hotel housekeepers have had for five years: “panic buttons” they can use to summon immediate help in case they’re assaulted.
On the heels of an announcement by the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) that that organization is fast-tracking an active shooter response standard comes word that the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is also taking steps to address the issue.
The ASSE convened a working group of safety and health experts to provide insights into the development of an active shooter technical report, which could guide organizations toward safer work environments with fewer hostile events.
An Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) employee who was viciously attacked last year while on the job has died, according to news reports.
Pamela Knight was attempting to take a 2-year-old boy into protective custody when she was allegedly beaten by 25-year-old Andrew Sucher of Rock Falls, Illinois.
A rise in active shooter incidents and the escalating impact of hostile events has prompted the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to process NFPA 3000, Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events as a provisional standard, which means it would be available for use as early as April, 2018.
Earlier this week, President Trump submitted his Fiscal Year 2019 budget proposal. This is his second budget proposal, and like the first, although it left OSHA’s budget fairly flat, it once again proposes to slash or eliminate important safety and health programs and agencies.
Law enforcement officers (LEOS) are three times more likely to sustain a nonfatal injury than all other U.S. workers, according to a first-of-its-kind study that examines nonfatal injuries among the group on a national scale. Assaults and violent acts are the top cause of such injuries (36%), followed by bodily reactions & exertion from running or other repetitive motions (15%), and transportation incidents (14%).
Many companies are missing the mark when it comes to educating their employees about what to do in the event of an emergency. That’s the conclusion of a recent survey by Rave Mobile Safety, which found both generational and industry differences in employee perceptions about safety.
Fire preparedness got high marks, with some 87 percent of respondents indicating an awareness of their workplace's fire drill policy and participation in fire drills practiced at work.
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